Project name: Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Project location: Amherst, MA
Firm name: designLAB architects
Jury comments: Hitchcock Center for the Environment is a strong example of architecture’s power to educate. This center doesn’t merely talk the talk by housing an environmental educational program; it walks the walk. Living Building Challenge certified, the structure is thoughtfully integrated with its site and existing systems. Its formal qualities, its graphics, and its performance achievements combine to tell a complete and compelling story about design.
Client: Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Consultants: Berkshire Design Group; BuroHappold; Integrated Eco Strategy; Kalin Associates; Kohler Ronan; ObjectIDEA; Sladen Feinstein; Soden Sustainability Consulting; Stephen Stimson Landscape Architects; Structures Workshop